barriers to entry


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barriers to entry

Anything that makes it difficult for a company to establish itself in a new market. Barriers to entry may range from high initial investment costs to illegal restrictive practices.
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Brookfield Business Partners said Genworth is an industry-leading business that generates strong, consistent earnings and operates in a sector with high barriers to entry. The acquired shares are being acquired for investment purposes.
The company's high ratings continue to be supported primarily by its business model, which Fitch believes benefits from scale economies and high barriers to entry. Ratings are further bolstered by the company's good funding profile, consisting mainly of institutional custody deposits that Fitch considers to be core in nature.
Leerink analyst David Larsen notes that Amazon (AMZN) is said to be shelving its pharmaceutical supply efforts to hospitals, which he does not see as a suprise given several barriers to entry. The consumer market has always been Amazon's core competency, though he expects it will be a long, gradual, and difficult process of building up an online drug portfolio with an initial focus likely on generics.
The comments from the regulator came amidst complaints about lending caps and high barriers to entry, which have affected rivals' expansion.
London, United Kingdom, January 29, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Consumer staples will again be vulnerable to disruption this year as major online retailers continue to emerge as bigger players in the industry and pressuring the traditional leaders in this sector as a result of the internet's continuing ability to break down the barriers to entry for consumer staples companies.
The Task Force is considering how occupational licensing reform could reduce barriers to entry, enhance competition, and promote economic opportunity for all Americans.
New owner will enjoy a business that has natural barriers to entry that keeps any potential competitors out.
Based in San Francisco, Plaid was founded in 2012 with a mission to lower the barriers to entry in financial services by building developer- and user-friendly infrastructure.
The main objective of this paper is to estimate the various barriers to entry in Indian context.
Since both models were created, a controversy over barriers to entry and strategy became relevant.
CREATIVECREA Skillset has launched a targeted bursary of up PS1,200 (PS1,600 for people with disabilities) for individuals indi in England to access training and skills development, to address barriers to entry and progression, and re-balance representation and divedi rsity in the creative tiveti industries.
EDMONTON Technology invented by a University of Alberta electrical engineering professor, Wilsun Xu, could allow more independent, renewable energy producers to contribute to electrical power grids by reducing the barriers to entry. Ordinarily, smaller wind or solar power operators must invest a minimum of $800,000 to connect to power grids.